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Phil is a Research Manager at CSRM. A major focus of his work at CSRM is on the education of community relations professionals working in the resources industry. He develops and facilitates training and 'practice clinics' for government, non-government and private sector professionals in the area of the community aspects of mineral resource development, including on topics such as negotiation, conflict resolution and grievance handling. Phil has delivered tailored foundational community relations training courses and lectured representatives from a wide variety of resource companies, including Rio Tinto, Newcrest, BHPB, Newmont, Barrick Gold, Goldcorp, Teck Resources, Santos and QGC.
Through the Australian Government funded International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC), Phil has contributed to the professional development of civil society and government staff from numerous developing countries across Asia, South America and Africa, by providing inputs into coursework related to company and community engagement. Phil's geographical experience covers, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Ghana and Armenia.
Phil holds a Bachelor of Social Work, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, and a Master of Social Planning and Development from the University of Queensland.
Projects at CSRM
Publications for CSRM
- Franks, D, Fidler, C, Brereton, D, Vanclay, F and P, Clark. 2009. Leading Practice Strategies for Addressing the Social Impacts of Resource Developments. Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland. Briefing paper for the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Queensland Government. November. Brisbane.